Cleveland Police Historical Society & Museum: “Making Police History”

Det Lloyd B. Trunk #56 of the CPD Scientific Investigation Unit stands before five of the death masks made in attempt to identify the murder victims.

Cleveland Police Historical Society (CPHS) Board Member Dr. James Badal PhD and the Cleveland Police Museums were featured on the History Channel series “Haunted History” which aired in July. Producers were at the museum earlier this year doing a show about the infamous “Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run”. If you missed the premier you can catch a re-run on the HD2 Channel.

The CPHS partnered with the National Law Enforcement Museum (NLEM) in Washington, D.C. as the Cleveland Indians sponsored a Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on August 9th as the Tribe hosted the Detroit Tigers. Almost 400 area law enforcement officers and their families watched as the Cleveland Police Honor Guard presented the Colors before the game and CPHS President Tom Armelli throw out the first pitch. A portion of the nights ticket sales was donated to the NLEM now under construction in Washington D.C.

The Cleveland Police Museum was voted one of the Top 25 Free Attractions in Cleveland, and featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday magazine.

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